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US admits more civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria strikes

BBC News - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
US air strikes aimed at Islamic State militants killed 20 civilians between September and February in Iraq and Syria, the US military has admitted. US Central Command identified nine separate strikes - six in Iraq and three in Syria. It said it deeply ...
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Death and Destruction in Iraq, Extensive US War Crimes: Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
On 1st May 2003, George W. Bush stood in a dinky little flying suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and in a super stage managed appearance told the lie of the century: “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the ...
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Iraqi military freezes civilians' return to Ramadi over mine deaths

Reuters - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
BAGHDAD Iraq's military called for civilians displaced from Ramadi to stop returning home after dozens of them were killed by Islamic State mines planted in the western city's streets and buildings, officials said on Sunday. Tens of thousands of ...

11 killed in Iraq; ISIS claims responsibility

WSYR - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sadr vehemently opposed the United States occupation of Iraq and in the middle 2000s inflamed fighters to attack American fighters. His Mahdi Army was responsible for some of the deadliest days of the war. But Shiite leaders turned against him and in ...
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Shiite cleric's speech sparks protesters to storm Green Zone, Iraqi Parliament

CNN - ‎12 hours ago‎
... building and had been attacked by protesters who also smashed their cars. Iraqi security forces used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse protesters who tried to break into the Green Zone from the southern gate, the entrance closest to the U.S ...

Pentagon Claims Coalition Civilian Bombing Death Toll 25x Smaller Than NGO Estimates in Syria and Iraq

AlterNet - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Nearly two years into its bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military has revealed little to the public about who exactly is being killed, with what weapons and to what end. Central Command only acknowledged it had established a firebase near ...
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US Pledges More Troops for Iraq as Senior Islamic State Fighter Reported Dead

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
The U.S. will send 217 additional troops to Iraq, the Department of Defense said on Monday, within hours of reports that U.S. and Kurdish forces had killed a senior Islamic State fighter south of Mosul. The additional U.S. forces will serve in advisory ...

Civilian deaths in Syria surge as US-Russian brokered ceasefire unravels

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
More than 200 civilians, including 35 children, were killed as military violence erupted across Syria this week, leaving the ceasefire agreement brokered by US and Russian diplomats in February in tatters. The renewed fighting, the latest upsurge in a ...
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US Army names first female infantry officer

Reuters - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Last year the U.S. military said it would let women serve in all combat roles, a historic move striking down gender barriers in the armed forces. As of mid-2015, nearly 12 percent of U.S. forces deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan were women. They ...
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UK air strikes kill 1000 Isis fighters in Iraq and Syria but no civilians, officials claim

The Independent - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Air strikes in Iraq and Syria by the RAF have killed nearly 1,000 enemy "combatants" but not a single civilian, the Ministry of Defence has claimed.
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A slap on the wrist for deadly US attack on hospital that killed 42 civilians

Los Angeles Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
As American forces continue to engage in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia and, through the logistical support of Saudi Arabian bombers, Yemen, the U.S. government continues to feed the belief in parts of the world that, rather than being a ...
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Police officer killed, dozens wounded in attacks near Turkey's southeast border

Reuters - ‎9 hours ago‎
Turkey is facing security threats on several fronts. As part of a U.S.-led coalition, it is fighting Islamic State in neighbouring Syria and Iraq and battling Kurdish PKK militants in its southeast, where a 2-1/2-year ceasefire collapsed last July ...

Blog: Region needs memorial for Iraq and Afghanistan war dead (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Lake County has memorials for veterans who died in Korea and Vietnam, and Munster has a museum-caliber memorial honoring those who died in the wars of the 20th century. Crown Point is planning a new memorial honoring those who valiantly gave their ...
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US adopts lethal Israeli tactic to "protect" civilians

The Electronic Intifada (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Air Force Major-General Peter Gersten, deputy commander for operations and intelligence for the anti-ISIS coalition, told reporters on Tuesday that the US employed Israel's roof-knocking tactic in the killing of an alleged ISIS financial operative in ...

ISIS using sectarianism as 'weapon of mass destabilization' in Iraq and beyond

RT - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
RT: Over a thousand civilians have now suffered violent deaths since the beginning of the year alone. What can be done to stop ... Jamal Wakim, professor of international relations at Lebanese university told RT: “I believe that the Americans are ...

Waves of Nostalgia

CounterPunch - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Current stats record that nearly 4,900 U.S. military personnel have been killed in Iraq. The number of international troops killed in Afghanistan is almost 3,500. The number of Iraqis killed is nearly 1.5 million. And the price tag on the war in ...
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More Civilian Deaths from US Airstrikes against ISIS - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
U.S. manned and unmanned airstrikes killed at least 20 civilians and wounded 11 while hitting nine "legitimate" ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria between September last year and February this year, U.S. Central Command estimated Friday. The latest count ...

M-37 near White Cloud named for fallen soldier Derks - ‎20 hours ago‎
(WOOD) - A stretch of highway near White Cloud has been named for a West Michigan soldier who died in Iraq more than 10 years ago.
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John McCain: Obama has "no strategy" in the Middle East

CBS News - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
He has tried to convince us that the unfolding crisis in the Middle East is simply a local problem." McCain pointed to the deaths in Syria, the collapse of Libya's government and sectarian strife in Iraq as proof that the president has done nothing to ...

The Rant: Fear mongering

Ukiah Daily Journal - ‎10 hours ago‎
Chalk up another example of GOP fear mongering to add to: voter fraud, womens' reproductive health “safety” TRAP laws, women serving in combat and on submarines, gays serving openly in the military, undocumented Latinos (“...and some, I assume, are ...